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Ukraine’s Parliament to turn to FIFA, asking to cancel 2018 World Cup in Russia
20:22, 17 May 2016
Ukraine’s Parliament to turn to FIFA, asking to cancel 2018 World Cup in Russia

The respective bill has been submitted on Tuesday

20:22, 17 May 2016

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The Verkhovna Rada is working on the address to FIFA; the bill No.4681 is already submitted for consideration. The text so far has not been available.

Earlier, FIFA said the 2018 World Cup in Russia would not be boycotted, even despite the Kremlin’s military aggression against Ukraine. The Association insisted on its principal position that “politics and sport do not mix”.

Previously, FIFA already found itself in an awkward situation, when it approved the promotion video for the 2018 World Cup. It featured the map posing Crimea as part of Russia. Soon after that, the video was deleted from the Web, and FIFA officially apologized to Ukraine for the incident.  

Related: National Olympic Committee to footballers: Stop fighting or Ukraine will have to skip Euro 2016

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